Breaking Down the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette

Breaking Down the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette

Color Family #1: Cool and Bright

Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal and Nebulas Blue

As a tip of the cap to 2018 Pantone Color of the Year Ultra Violet, we start our Fall/Winter 2018 color families with these intriguing cool tones. The reason for our intrigue? Cool colors aren’t supposed to be this ‘forward’ – and yet, here we are. Ultra Violet commands one’s attention immediately, while Crocus Petal has a warm pink undertone that makes your eye linger a bit longer.

With all due deference to the purple tones, we are completely enamored with Nebulas Blue, one of the most dazzling blue tones Pantone has selected in the last 2-3 years. We expect to see Nebulas Blue everywhere – runways, home designs, graphic design, etc.


Ultra Violet Pantone Fall/Winter 2018
Crocus Petal Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Nebulas Blue Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

 

2. Color Family #2: Rich and Seductive

Valiant Poppy, Red Pear and Meerkat

When we see Valiant Poppy, Red Pear and Meerkat together, we can’t help but think of a glamorous Hollywood starlet with a stunning red dress and a stole wrapped around her shoulders. Meerkat is the perfect compliment to these two red tones, with its punch of warm brown for support. None of these tones will have an easy time taking a ‘back seat’ to others in your kitchen or bath design; we’re most intrigued to see what designers can do with Red Pear.

Valiant Poppy Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Red Pear Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Meerkat Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

Color Family #3: The Bold Standouts

Russet Orange, Limelight and Ceylon Yellow

You can’t be shy and utilize any of these colors in your design – Russet Orange, Limelight and Ceylon Yellow are for the bright, the brassy and the bold. While the mustard-tinged Ceylon Yellow may prove to have the most utility in kitchen and bath design, the proper splashes of either of its counterparts in this color family can be used to achieve dramatic, eye-catching results. Be careful not to overuse any of these tones, however!

Russet Orange Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Limelight Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Ceylon Yellow Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

 

Color Family #4: Smart and Sophisticated

Quetzal Green, Martini Olive and Sargasso Sea

If you want your design to radiate confidence, sophistication and luxury, these three Pantone colors should be in strong consideration for inclusion. Quetzal Green is a gorgeous blue-green that appears to be the offspring of emerald and sapphire. Martini Olive evokes images of upscale bars and dens, and is a rare green shade that could even be seen by some as a neutral. Sargasso Sea, meanwhile, is the most intriguing of all the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colors, providing a steady navy blue backbone to the season.

Quetzal Green Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Martini Olive Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Sargasso Sea Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

Color Family #5: Highly Versatile Neutrals

Quiet Gray, Almond Buff and Tofu

Pantone’s Fall/Winter 2018 color palette provides some of the most satisfying, pairable neutral tones in recent memory. Quiet Gray, Almond Buff and Tofu aren’t just neutrals that sit in the background; any one of them could easily be the lead primary color in your design. Tofu, in particular, may be our favorite ‘off-white’ neutral Pantone selection in years. With just enough warmth underneath a steady white base, Tofu is quietly one of the real winners of the Fall/Winter 2018 collection, and should be a strong contender for any neutral-tone kitchen design or bath design.

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB Almond Buff Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB Tofu Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Exploring Pantone Spring 2018 Colors: The Classic Color Palette

Exploring Pantone Spring 2018 Colors: The Classic Color Palette

The story of the Pantone Spring 2018 Color Palette is two-fold. Not only did Pantone expand its primary field of season colors from 10 to 12 for Spring 2018, they also added a separate set of 4 Classic Colors to the collection.

Why add this separate set of Classic Colors to the Pantone Spring 2018 color palette? They don’t necessarily “go with” the other 12 colors in the Spring 2018 seasonal set; conversely, they’re a bit more muted and neutrally-based than some of the vivid, floral colors like Cherry Tomato, Lime Punch and Spring Crocus in the collection.

As Pantone explains on their official website:

For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style. The core classic shades play a critical role in any [design], and we wanted to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.

The Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette screams “yacht party” with its 4 nautical colors. Sailor Blue, Harbor Mist, Warm Sand, and Coconut Milk are a traditional color design lover’s dream come true.

As a site with a strong focus on custom kitchen design, bath design, and home design, Design Your Lifestyle finds the Classic Color palette in Pantone’s Spring 2018 collection to be vitally important. 2017 may well be remembered as the year that neutral tones began to dominate the home design landscape, moving from accent and complementary colors to the primary focus of many kitchen and bath designs and color schemes.

Pantone made sure to reflect that trend in this “mini-collection” of Classic Colors for Spring 2018. Take a closer look at the four colors selected!

Spring 2018 Pantone Classic Colors Palette

Warm Sand (PANTONE 15-1214)

Much like its “real life” namesake, Warm Sand is soothing, welcome and inviting. It’s also one of the most reliable, malleable taupe/tan tones Pantone has selected in years.

Warm Sand Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Harbor Mist (PANTONE 14-4202)

When we look back on the Spring 2018 Classic Color palette, Harbor Mist may end up being our favorite. This smoky, beautiful blend of blue and gray allows you to use a gray-tone neutral in your design without sacrificing a little ‘pop’ of color.


Harbor Mist Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Coconut Milk (PANTONE 11-0608)

Coconut Milk is ever-so-slightly off-white, with just enough of a touch of gray to blend in nicely with this set of 4 classic colors.

Coconut Milk Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Sailor Blue (PANTONE 19-4034)

If you want a vintage nautical navy shade of blue, you’re not going to get much better than Sailor Blue. A strong accent color and complementary shade, Sailor Blue is probably a tad too dark to work in home design as a primary shade, but if used effectively it provides a lush, oceanic feel.

Sailor Blue Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

It’s no surprise that 3 of our 4 top picks for home design in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection are neutral tones. 

We’ve been touting neutrals as “the new dominant tones” in home design for the better part of 2017, and this fall’s collection is no exception. In recent articles, we’ve surveyed the entire Pantone Fall 2017 color palette (for “New York”), and given you five great color combinations to inspire your autumn designs.

When it comes to home design, we have the luxury of leaning on our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. for advice and direction. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm. Their blend of “old-world” craftsmanship and innovative state-of-the-art design, as well as their ability to create traditional and transitional award-winning designs, has made Peter Salerno Inc. a must-watch design firm for over 20 years.

As we perused recent kitchen and bath design photos from Peter Salerno Inc. projects, we came across a theme we loved. Like any great designer, Peter Salerno does not mimic trends – rather, he is inspired by them. As such, you won’t see a Peter Salerno Inc. design “coated” with the colors of the season. Instead, the Pantone Fall 2017 collection serves as inspiration for a holistic design approach.

Notes of Neutral Gray, Marina, Butterum and Autumn Maple weave their way through the design photos below, serving as parts of each design but never the whole.

We absolutely adore Neutral Gray for its versatility and its lack of “gray drabness”. It’s an eye-popping neutral tone that works beautifully in appliances, backsplash tile, flooring, wall paint, and decor accessories alike. The same holds true for the brown neutrals Butterum and Autumn Maple.

For a pop of color, we leaned on Marina (Pantone 17-4041), a bright oceanic blue that sits in line with other recent blue Pantone selections like Riverside and Niagara – albeit much warmer than both of those color options.

Enjoy our picks (and accompanying design photos from Peter Salerno Inc.) for the best Pantone Fall 2017 colors for home design!

Best Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

1. Neutral Gray

Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

2. Marina

Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
(Credit Peter Rymwid)

3. Butterum

Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone's Fall 2017 New York collection together.
Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone’s Fall 2017 New York collection together.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.

4. Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.

 

HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

Our friends at HGTV are at it again, staying on the pulse of hot design trends for the summer of 2017. This time, it’s the fabulous Allie Holcomb King (a contributing writer for HGTV.com), with a great slideshow-based piece on the top home design trends for summer 2017.

We love this article for two reasons – one, it’s full of gorgeous design photos and helpful suggestions; and two, it makes us look really smart! Of course, when your parent company is Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century – it’s not hard to look intelligent. Allie and the staff at HGTV.com pointed out some trends we’ve been covering here since the spring.

Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)
Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)

Below are 4 of the 14 home design trends noted in HGTV’s article for Summer 2017. Check them out, and see what catches your eye!

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!

HGTV’s Top Summer 2017 Home Design Trends

1. Bright and All White

“An all-white color palette is crisp, clean and refreshing,” says Allie Holcomb King. The main design theme of 2017 continues into summer, with white color design dominating the landscape. The versatility and freshness of whites (and bright neutrals) work brilliantly throughout the home and transition naturally from season to season.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Also, don’t discount your ability to mix-and-match your decor across a broad spectrum of colors as you work with a white background! Using white as the base of your design palette allows you to play with all sorts of fun, interesting color choices in your decor and home accessories. On that note…

2. White Wall + Tertiary-Colored Furniture

A developing theme among top kitchen and living space designers is designing around white walls with tertiary colors, especially in furniture. A “tertiary color” is the result of mixing a primary color with its adjacent secondary color on the color wheel.

The six tertiary colors are yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange. This palette brings in some natural jewel tones, which pair well with brass and metallic accents and accessories.

3. Small (but Bold) Pops of Color

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Splashes of citrus tones can brighten up your home design in 2017. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Summer brings with it bold flavors, sights and sounds. This year, we’re noticing bold color is along for the ride too,” says Allie. Again, this trend rides the over-arching theme of neutral and white in your primary home design. Instead of splashing color all over your space, try using small pops of bold color around the room for an eye-catching effect.

4. Brass is Back

Brass elements in your decor are back in for the summer of 2017 – but unlike many trends, we believe brass fixtures are relatively timeless. Whether you use brass in your door handles, appliance knobs and handles, or statement accessories, brass is an engaging, warm metallic presence in your home design.

Our favorite places to utilize brass are in kitchen and bath design, where we’ve watched Peter Salerno and his team use them to dramatic effect.

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!